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The Chinese economy has recovered ahead

The many international tensions which are opposing China to the United States, to the United Kingdom and to some of its neighbors in Asia must not occult a major economic reality: the Chinese economy has recovered ahead. During the 2nd quarter, GDP grew by 3.2% compared to the same period last year. During the 1st quarter, it had fallen by 6.8% year-on-year. As a whole, the GDP during the 1st half of the year is 1.6% lower, which allows to assuming, if the trend goes on, a positive growth for the full year. So ...

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The rebound, green or not ?

The sanitary crisis has generated during the 2nd quarter a brutal stoppage of the major economies whose extent will appear with the coming publication of GDP figures related to this period. Then the States have intervened in urgency to support enterprises and employees facing unprecedented shock and to limit its consequences on employment. Forgetting the traditional message on the necessity of a balanced management of public finances, hundreds of billions of euros have been offered through different channels in France as elsewhere in Europe: guaranteed loans by the State given to enterprises to offset the turnover losses and to ...

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The national sport : to attack everything which is working well

The Fessenheim nuclear power plant closing, the critics surged during these previous years against “the all high speed train” policy and the stigmatization of air transportation are related to a typical French attitude: to denigrate and to attack everything that has generated the success of France and which the whole world is envying. To harbor these critics a new argument has been found, the protection of environment. The country is supplying its residents with power at the lowest price and emitting very few greenhouse gases. So we will limit the contribution of nuclear energy to the power mix by law ...

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Energy : 2019 results and prospects for the "world to come"

In June, the oil group BP publishes energy production and consumption statistics for the previous year by sources and by countries. That allows to having a precise and definitive idea of the world situation, of CO2 emissions, of the evolution of the repartition between different fossil fuels, renewable and nuclear power and especially of the mid-term trends which are appearing. They allow to dismiss many wrong ideas regarding energy transition and to carry a judgment on the different proposals which are circulating in this domain.

The first observation is about energy consumption which, as a whole, is not failing, even ...

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Le nouvel Etat-stratège

LE NOUVEL ETAT STRATEGELe dernier livre d'Alain Boublil, le nouvel Etat-statège (Editions de l'Archipel) est paru le 5 février 2014.

Le livre apporte les réponses de son auteur  à la question qui est, en France, au centre de tous les débats politiques: "Que peut-on attendre de l'Etat aujourd'hui ? " Et il formule plusieurs suggestions sur l'exercice du pouvoir tirées de son expérience passée auprès de François Mitterrand. Observateur de l'économie mondiale comme conseil des nombreuses grandes entreprises qui ont fait appel à lui, il trace un portrait de la France d'aujourd'hui bien moins pessimiste que ce que l'on entend parfois, à condition que chacun fasse preuve de lucidité sur ses propres comportements. 

Les exigences ont certes été exacerbées par la crise. Mais y faire face est de plus en plus difficile car l'écart s'est creusé entre les attentes de chacun et la réduction des marges de manoeuvres publiques du fait des règles internationales, de l'endettement et des contraintes environnementales.

En dix chapitres, Alain Boublil dresse un bilan sans complaisances, prend la mesure des possibilités et des limites de l'Etat et il ouvre des voies nouvelles pour l'action publique. Il évoque le sauvetage de l'euro, le fardeau de la dette et le ras-le-bol fiscal, l'Etat-patron de Colbert à Jean-Marie Messier, le retour du complexe vis-à-vis de l'Allemagne et les nouveaux outils de l'Etat-stratège dans la mondialisation face aux défis industriels, aux enjeux de la transition énergétique, à la "dictature du CO2" et à la révolution du gaz de schiste. Et il met en garde contre les dérives de l'Etat-spectacle, qui gènent l'efficacité de l'action publique et les facilités de l'Etat-guichet qui débouchent sur le clientélisme.

 

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